Andy Zaltzman, best known for his central involvement in
His inclusion of radio gags were popular and varying proceedings by playing these more frequently would improve the show yet further.
Those familiar with Zaltzman will be well aware of his penchant for a pun or two, and you will not be disappointed with the frequency or strength of his wordplay in his latest offering. Any pun was heralded by a comically silly honk of a horn, something which never failed to bring happiness to the room.
His intelligence and quick-wit was crystal clear to see, the best element of his comedy is undoubtedly his obscure, off-the-cuff asides and the speed with which he conjures them from the depths of his hilarious imagination. More often than not, in true Zaltzman style, they include cricketing references.
The main issue was his tendency to wander off topic. Well off topic. Though it can be amusing for a little while, there were times where I switched off as it appeared the show was simply becoming the ramblings of Zaltzman. Though it was only a preview, there was a need to stick to the emails a little more, or at least discuss far more than the three he managed. Whenever he did continue onto a new email, there was a refreshing change of topic and an increase in interest. Similarly his inclusion of radio gags were popular and varying proceedings by playing these more frequently would improve the show yet further.
If you enjoy satire and some references to current affairs, this would be a good bet; this particular show ranged from Palestine to potato waffles. I would perhaps only suggest the show to those familiar with Zaltzman, as the style of comedy is admittedly niche. For those curious I would point towards The Bugle first, and if you like what you hear, go along to Satirist For Hire for further Zaltzman wit.